Before I announce the winner, I would just like to say that all of the seamstresses were very brave this week, they all stepped out of the box, tried something new and created some beautiful peplums for us.
Congratulations to Carissa from Carissa Knits. Her beautiful, self drafted peplum dress came in first place this week in both the on line voting and the competitors scores.
She started with this:
And transformed it into this:
Wow, great job, Carissa!
But now we have to move onto the hardest part of the competition- Saying good-bye to one of our new friends. Excuse me while I grab my box of tissues…..
It’s not really good-bye, it’s more “see you later” Magda, from House of Estrela. I hope you all have visited Magda’s awesome blog and will continue to be inspired with all of her sewing projects for both adults and children.
Before she goes, let’s take a look at her amazing leather creation:
“Contrary to last week, I was excited for the leather challenge. Working with this material wasn’t new to me. I have actually done a few things in the past, with leather and vinyl… I knew exactly what I wanted to do from the start. I am mad about corsets. I wanted a new one for such a long time. So I did one.
I drafted a pattern. This video helped me to draw the corset pieces. I didn’t make
mine exactly like the one from the tutorial, but it was very helpful with the
measurements, and I was able to adjust them to the design I had in my mind. Since
the jacket was big, I had plenty of fabric to work with, I used basicly from the
bottom and am hoping to use the rest for something in the future.
Instead of adding a zipper to the back I wanted it to look as a waist cincher, so I
marked my eyelets holes and inserted them. Instead of lining I have add some bias to
finish the piece. It wasn’t really bias tape you know, it was a scrap left over from
a shirt. I cut two stripes from it (on the before picture above), sewn them together
and attach it to corset as being bias tape. It worked.
I am happy. We’re done. And
that’s it! My leather challenge. See and read more in my blog. Thanks!”-Magda
ISN’T IT CUTE!!!!
To thank Magda for all of her hard work, we are sending her with a prize package from Heartland Fragrance.
Coming up next:
Refashion Runway: The Leather Challenge